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Insiders claims West Ham eye summer move for Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale
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Insiders claims West Ham eye summer move for Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale

West Ham insiders Claret and Hugh have claimed that West Ham could make a move to sign Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale in the summer, if Chris Wilder’s men go down this season.

Hammers boss David Moyes could very well be on the look-out for a new goalkeeper this summer.

First and second choice stoppers Lukasz Fabianski and Darren Randolph will be 36 and 34 respectively before the start of the 2021/22 season.

Both of their injury problems will be a real concern for the powers that be at the London Stadium.

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West Ham plotting Aaron Ramsdale move?

Much will depend on how much money the Hammers have to spend. The addition of a new goalkeeper is suddenly looking like a really pressing matter for David Moyes, however.

And Claret and Hugh claims that West Ham could looked to solve that particular issue by signing Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale in the summer.

The Blades re-signed the 22-year-old stopper from Bournemouth for around £18.5 million in the summer of 2020 (BBC).

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Ramsdale has struggled for Chris Wilder’s side this season though. He has let in 43 goals in 26 Premier League games and has just one clean sheet to his name during those outings (Transfermarkt).

He clearly has potential, but at just 22, perhaps Ramsdale isn’t the right option for West Ham this summer.

Goalkeepers don’t usually reach their peak until they hit 30 plus. The Blades stopper has a long way to go before he can be truly relied upon to be a number one for a European chasing side.

This may well be one that the Hammers should swerve this summer.